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Nickle Telluride Quantum Dots as a Counter Electrode for an Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

Narendhiran, S and Midya, S and Mahapatra, PL and Balachandran, M and Tiwary, CS and Singh, AK and Kumbhakar, P (2023) Nickle Telluride Quantum Dots as a Counter Electrode for an Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell. In: ACS Applied Electronic Materials .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.3c01472


Transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) have recently emerged as highly appealing and efficient options for electrodes in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), effectively substituting the scarce and expensive metal platinum (Pt). In this work, nickel telluride (NiTe2) quantum dots (QDs) were effectively used as a counter electrode for DSSCs by providing a sustainable alternative to the scarce platinum (Pt). The DSSC based on NiTe2 QDs shows a power conversion efficiency (η) of �8.06, which is comparatively better than exfoliated NiTe2 (η � 6.58). The density functional theory (DFT) was employed to comprehensively understand the underlying mechanisms involved in the charge transfer between the QDs and the electrolyte species. The outcomes demonstrated the benefits of creating diverse structural configurations designed to enhance interfacial transport, ensure an even distribution of active facets, and improve the electrocatalytic performance in the DSSC process. © 2023 American Chemical Society

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ACS Applied Electronic Materials
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Keywords: Charge transfer; Conversion efficiency; Dye-sensitized solar cells; Electrocatalysts; Electrodes; Electrolytes; Nanocrystals; Nickel compounds; Platinum; Platinum compounds; Semiconductor quantum dots, Cell-based; Counter electrodes; Density-functional-theory; Dichalcogenides; Dye- sensitized solar cells; Electrocatalytic performance; Interfacial transport; Power conversion efficiencies; Structural configurations; Two-dimensional materials, Density functional theory
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2024 10:04
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 10:04
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/84077

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